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About The Plattsmouth journal. (Plattsmouth, Nebraska) 1901-current | View Entire Issue (July 26, 1906)
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JOTTINGS F0RJHE JOllY
Short Paragraphs Prepared and Purloined
For the Readers ot the Journal.
Hit vlows of men ami tlilnes I note
1 llOIM1 I (ll'll'l tl.T,
Altliouirli tliry vmiihow wm remote.
Her views of men anil llilmrs I note;
And tlioutti lie'tl like to have a vote,
Klu-'d ratlier have a voter!
Her views of men ami tliiiifs I note
I liO I (lon'l nilwiuole lier.
A kiss in time is tine.
Jt Is foolish for a man to kick him
self when he's clown.
Self-made men don't always make
There is no task too hard for a lazy
man not to attempt.
A man never realizes the goodness
of his neighbors until he is sick.
Milk of human kindness is never
run through a cream separator.
A pessimist is a man who thinks
other men are as cranky as he is.
Any man who imitates others ad
mits that he Isn't an original success.
An alarm clock always gets busy just
when a man doesn't want to be
About the only way you can arouse
a mean man's conscience is to catch
him at it,
A rule that refuses to work at all
often gets the best of one that works
Many a woman who doesn't know
her own mind gives her husband a
piece of it.
Did you ever see a free show that
didn't have some kind of collection at
tached to it?
Some girls who think they can sing
ought to patronize a correspondence
school of thought. i
Speaking of women, attractive sim
pletons are more popular with men
than intellectual bores.
The man who boasts of the wonders
he is going to work never amounts to
much as an actual worker.
It's easy to name the winner of an
argument in which a man's words are
pitted against a woman's tears.
The man who contends that the
world Is growing worse always goes
about armed with a muck rake.
Some of our neighbors are permitted
to live because it takes all kinds of
people to make a world. That's the
A word to the wise is said to be su-
fclcnt. Did you ever notice how
many words people use in giving you
There must be something wrong
with that old maxim about ignorance
being bliss otherwise more people
would be happy.
After a man has tackled three or
four enterprises and failed to succeed
in any of them, he usually sets him
self up as a pessimist.
The town cows continue tobedriven
through main street, when It would
be just as easy to drive them down an
alley till they get to the foot of Main
Some people in this old town pray
as if they thought the Lord needed
their advice: then they get right up
off their knees and go out to cheat
" "Ah," remarked the maiden lady of
several summers, "I would like to see
the man whom I would marry:" "Per
haps," chipped In a pert girl friend,
"he always has a chance to see you
What about enforcing the curfew
law? We learn of one young boy who
did not go home the other night until
after 12 o'clock, and then he was
aroused from a sleep by the night
Some parents in this town give their
daughters too many privileges. Such
liberty as some of them are allowed at
night, maybe regretted. It is with
no ill will that we caution both
parents and daughters.
We know the name of the young
lady who wrote the loving letter to
the suicide Norrls at Nebraska City.
She belongs to a good family, young
and inexperienced, and we trust her
action In this matter will be a lesson
The young ladles and gentlemen
who walk south on Sixth street should
be a little careful how tbey "bill and
coo" as they go home late at night
The "smack" that a young man gave
his girl Saturday night, was so loud
that It woke us from our peaceful
One of Plattsmouth's most accom
pllshed and popular young ladles,
rumor has it. will be led to tne ny
menial altar ere many weeks. The
little birds are calling her name from
the tree tops as she passes along and
the blushes upon her cheeks denote
DEATH OF DOCTOR
R, R. LIVINGSTON
Well Known Son of a Plattsmouth Pioneer
Falls Victim to Habits In Lincoln
A SAD BLOW TO HIS RELATIVES
Last Rites In Memory of Dr. Robert Liv
ingston Largely Attended.
In a telephone message from 1'r.
LenhotT of Lincoln the sad Intelli
gence was conveyed to Mrs. Anna
Iiritt that her twin brother.Robert R.
Livingston, had passed from this life
to the great beyond at about 5 o'clock
Friday afternoon in a hospital in
that city. The deceased, who was of
well known family, was reared to
manhood in this city, and this com
munity was very much startled to
learn of his sudden death.
The particulars of the death we
take from the State Journal, which
has a better account than we could
likely obtain from the grief stricken
mother, brothers and sisters in their
present distressed condition:
"Ir. Robert R. Livingston, son of
the late General R. Livingston, of
Plattsmouth, died yesterday afternoon
at 5 o'clock at St. Elizabeth's hospital
from morphine poisoning. He was
about forty years old.
"Dr. Livingston came from one of
the oldest and best known families of
the state. His father was one of the
pioneers of ' Nebraska, coming to
Plattsmouth in 18."ii. All of the chil
dren were born in that city and the
family has been closely identified with
its history and progress almost since
its founding. Dr, Livingston himself
was a young man of extraordinary
ability, which was supplemented by a
splendid education in his profession.
"Had it not been for bis inability to
withstand temptation, which finally
resulted in his death, it is believed by
those who know him well that he
might have made a notable name for
himself in medicine and surgery. An
older brother, T. P. Livingston, who
has followed the medical profession,
which was also the vocation of the
father and of another brother, is now
medical director of the Burlington
lines in Nebrrska.
Had Good Education.
"Robert Livingston was a graduate
in medicine of the Omaha medical
college, and had practiced since his
graduation from that institution. He
early developed dissipated habits.how-
ever, ami was the cause of much sor
row to his mother and brothers as
well as to himself. Some months ago
he was brought to the state insane
hospital in this city for treatment un
der the dipsomaniac law. Soon after
this, while he was still an inmate
there, the typhoid fever epidemic
broke out In the hospital. A few days'
treatment had been sulllclent to re
store Dr. Livingston to himself, and
he at once offered his services as a
physician to Dr. Greene to assist in
stemming the ravages of the fever.
Dr. Greene has been quoted as saying
that the services of Dr. Livingston at
that time were invaluable. He was
released shortly afterwards, but was
brought back within a few weeks and
remained about three months. From
that time until the last attack of his
weakness he is salt! to have fought his
"Dr. Livingston left home suddenly
Wednesday, without, letting his fam
ily or friends know where he was go
ing. His brother, J. Stewart, thought
he had gone to Omaha. He was In
Lincoln Friday morning but was
not aware that his brother was here,
and left on an afternoon train for
Omaha In search of him. A telegram
scut after him caught him on the
train, and he returned late last night
to make disposition of the remains.
"Dr. Livingston was seen in Lincoln
by several acqulntances Thursday, but
did not converse with him. He rented
a room in the City block, and shortly
after was seen in a drug store, where
he is said to have purchased the drug
which ended his life. The proprietor
of the block where he rented the room
tried to rouse him yesterday morning,
but could not do so, (The door to the
room had to be broken in finally be
fore be could be reached, and he was
found In a stupor. Drs. Lenhoff and
Mitchell attended him, and had him
taken to the hospital. At noon he
rallied temporarily, but later In the
day had a sinking spell from which he
did not recover.
Had Illustrious Father.
"The name of Dr. Livingston Is well
known to most of the older residents
of the state, through that of his father
who played an Important part In the
history of early Nebraska. General
Livingston had charge of the Platte
Valley Herald In lsd, during the
temporary absence of the proprietor.
While he was editing the Herald the
civil war broke out. The same day
that the news of the tiring on the
Star of the West was brought to Platts
mouth, General Livingston, then
merely Dr. Livingston stopped his
press, which was then printing the
weekly issue of t he paper, and had a
large number of posters printed call
ing a mass meeting for the organiza
tion of a company of volunteers, lie
organized a full company and was
elected captain. The company was
later mustered In as Company A of
the First Nebraska volunteers, and
was the first company organized in the
territory for the suppression of the
rebellion. He rose rapidly from the
position of captain to those of major,
lieutenant colonel and finally to colonel
In 1W3 he was appointed commanding
ofticer of the post at St. Louis, and
shortly after to the position of com
manding officer of the district of St.
Louis. In the spring of 180.) he was
brevetted brlgader general, and mus
tered out in July of the same year, re
turning to his practice in Plattsmouth.
He was for a time chief surgeon of the
Burlington in Nebraska, was instru
mental In organizing thestate medical
society, was its president for one year,
and was president for a time of the
faculty of the Omaha medical college.
For several years he was mayor of
Funeral of Dr. Robert Livingston.
The funeral of the late Dr. Robert
R. Livlngstan, was held Sunday
afternoon at 5 o'clock from the St.
Luke's Episcopal church, conducted by
the pastor Rev. Canon Burgess. The
church was crowded with sympathiz
ing friends and grief stricken relatives,
while on the outside, many who were
unable to gain admission on account
of the Insuftlcient seating capacity of
the church, gathered to observe the
last rites. . .. . ,
Many beautiful floral offerings were
made, and after appropriate song and
religious services, these were conveyed
by members of the long funeral cortege,
to the Oak Hill cemetery, where after
Interment they were placed upon the
final resting place, beside that of the
father and brother, who have proceed
ed bim to the silent city of the great
The pall bearers were Dr. J. 15. Jack
of Omaha, Dr. E. W. Cook, Messrs.
II. R. Gering, Albert Fricke, Robert
Sherwood and Henry Herold.
Her Last Long Sleep.
The last sad tributes to the mem
ory of Mrs. George Meisinger, who
passed away Saturday morning from a
complication of diseases of long stand
ing, wsa held at 1 o'clock Monday after
noon at the home situated about
eight miles west of this city.
The services, which were attended
by a large number of friends, were
conducted by Rev. Spriegel of the
the German Lutheran church. The
remains were conveyed to the Wold
radt cemetery, where Interment was
The deceased was about twenty
eight years old, and has been an In
valid for some time, suffering consider
able at times, but always trying to be
cheerful and contented with her lot.
One child and a husband are left to
mourn her demise.
From Eating Canned Goods.
W. A. Johnson had a narrow escape
the other day. He did not have time
to go home to dinner and accordingly
purchased a can of shrimp which he
ate for lunch and In a few hours be
came violently ill. It was found ne
cessary to use a stomach pump to save
his life. He says he has drawn the
l'.ne on canned goods. Louisville
A Recognition of Faithfulness.
Section Foreman W. M. Anderson
of the Burlington was remembered
this week by his company In a most
substantial way. Some time ago a
landslide occurred near the National
stone quarries and but for his strict
attention to duty a bad wreck would
have occurred. In recognition of bli
faithfulness in this and other duties
to the roads he was this week made
the proud recipient of a handsome
gold watch and a letter of thanks from
the officials of the road. This is
recognition that seldom comes to an
employee lo his capacity and he prizes
It very highly. Louisville Courier.
HEAVY FOG CAUSES WRECK
Freight No. 71 and Eitra Stock Train in a
ONTHEK.C. AT PACIFIC JUNCTION, IOWA
Firemen of Both Trains Injured and About
a Dozen Cars Demolished.
Word was received by the Journal
Saturday that the fast freight No.
"1, due here about :: a. m., had met
In a head-on collision with an extra
stock train from Council IllutTs, on the
K. C. & St. J., near Pacific Junction.
From the details obtained it would
seem that the engine crew of the two
trains were unable to preceive each
other on account of the heavy fog that
existed about six o'clock this morning
when the accident occurred. The
stock train was running at about twen
ty miles an hour, and freight No. "
from St. Joe was pulling out of the
yards for Plattsmouth, when they
came together. The engine of the ex
tra train plowed Into the string of
cars on 71, throwing about a dozen In
the ditch before it was finally derailed
and fell In the ditch also. The tender
of the derailed engine plunged under
neath the cars In the ditch, and sev
eral cars of the stock train were
wrecked, and a part of the sheep that
were confined within the car were in
jured, while others thusliberated wan
dered about, adding to the commotion
with their bleating.
The firemen of both the trains were
seriously injured, but whether there
was any other causalit ies we were un
able to learn. Several of the wrecked
cars were entirely demolished and the
traffic on the K. C. branch was sus
pended for several hours while the
wrecking crew were engaged in clear
ing away the debris.
Wounded Girl Still Survives.
Miss Pearl Crouse, the surviving vic
tim of Wednesday's tragedy, is still at
her room In the Morton house. The
wounded girl's mother Is at the bed
sid the father, S. Crouse, returned
to his home near Rockport, Mo. .last
evening. Miss Crouse's general condi
tion If anything showed improvement
this morning. She spent an easy
night. I'p to this morning there were
Interest in the girl's condition seems
to be general over the city. A rumor
that Miss Crouse's Injury had termi
nated fatally and that her death had
resulted about o'clock a. m. was cur
rent on the streets this morning. The
rumor was absolutely without founda
tion and like most street rumors ap
parently originated from nowhere in
particular. Nebraska City Tribune.
LOOKING FOR A LOCATION
Two Gentlemen Here From Near Chicago
Yesterday and Slyly Looked Around.
The Journal is informed that a cou
pie of representat ives of a large manu
facturlng establishment now located
near Chicago, were In the city yester
day. They hired a rag and drove all
over the city on an Inspection tour,
and seemed to be well pleased with
the town. It leaked out previous to
their departure for Shenandoah, Iowa,
what their visit meant. They found
a suitable location provided they con
cluded to come here, and left the mat
ter of a purchase to one of our prom
inent business men.
They went to Shenandoah on the
same sort of a mission, but we learned
this much that they prefered Platts
mouth on account of the water facili
ties. They did not talk bonus or any
thing of that kind, but we presume
that they will expect our people to
give them the site. They will demand
six acres on which to locate their vari
ous buildings, and they at present cm
ploy 2fiO men and boys. Their reason
for coming west Is that they desire to
enlarge their plant, and that what
ground they desire to do so cost them
too much where they are at present.
The manner In which these gentle
men came to town, and the way they
went about seeking a desirable loca
tion in Plattsmouth, most surely dem
onstrated that they meant business,
and without any flourish of trumpets
to make their deslrcsknown until they
had completed arrangements.
Lee Maylield, of the Courier, was
down from Louisville today as a dele
gate to the republican county conven
tion and gave the Journal a call.
Twenty Five Yeais Ago.
Mrs. T. R. Adams, who, with her
granddaughter, Miss Genevieve Man
ker, of Pearl, 111., visited in Omaha
and Plattsmouth for acoupleof weeks,
returned home Saturday evening. Miss
GcnevleveJms returned to Omaha for
a longer visit with her uncle, J. W.
Mander and family. She will return
home ty way of lied Oak and Des
Moines, where she will visit, relatives
for a short time. While In Platts
mouth they attended the Sehlater gol
den wedding. Mr. and Mrs. Adams
were guest at the Schlatcr sliver wed
ding .'.'i years ngo when both families
lived near Louisville, Neb. Fugle
LOOKING BACKWARD "
SOME THIRTY YEARS
THE OLD-TIME LOUISVILLE POTTERY
Spiloon Made of Clay From Farm of Capt.
J. T, A. Hooter Thirty Years Ago.
It Is not iuiw generally remembered,
but thirty years ago there was a pot
tery at Louisville, Cass county, Ne
braska, at which as tine earthenware
was manufactured as at the famous
pottery of Fast Liverpool, Ohio. The
plant was operated by a Louisville
company, composed of old-timers of
that then young Cass county city.
Among the stockholders were the late
Captain J. T. A. Hoover, J. V. Glover,
A. P.. Fox, Dr. John M. Waterman,
B. G. Hoover, now in business at
Louisville, Basil S. Ramsey of Platts
mouth, and many farmers In the vi
cinity of Louisville. Among the first
products of this pottery were certain
spittoons, fashioned after an old Eng
lish style, and of which some half
dozen were donated by the pottery
company to Cass county. These spit
toons were used in the old court house
and subsequently placed in the base
ment story of our present court house.
One of these spittoons seems as per
fect as when moulded into form some
tblrtv years ago, and cut of clay taken
from the farm of the late Captain J.
T. A, Hoover. After learning the
history of these spit tons the county
commissioners generously gave Judge
Ramsey the one remaining Intact and
upon which he has had the following,
printed by Louis Ottnat:
Cass Coi nty Neiikaska.
Mam'fa tciiki) ls;ii.
Bash, Swkacinukn Ramhkv,
I'l.ATTSMor'i II, NkH.
Ottnat, Ji nk hi, V.m."
NORRIS WAS A "MASHER
The Fellow Who Committed Suicide at Ne
braska City Had a "Mash"
In speaking of the recent tragedy
enacted at the Morton Hons' in that
city, the Nebraska City News says:
"B. F. Norrls, but better known here
as 'Charles' Norrls, who on iast
Wednesday evening tried to kill Miss
Pearl Crouse and thinking he had suc
ceeded killed himself, was certainly a
ladles' man as things have developed
to prove such to be the case. Letters
found on his person when his body was
being prepared for shipment to his
home at, Plattsburg, Mo., goto show
that he had another sweetheart at
"She wrote a very affectionate let
ter telling him how much she loved
him and how she wanted to see him
once more. She asked him to come to
Plattsmouth last Sunday and while
stating that she resided a mile from
the depot promised to be there when
the train arrived If he would only say
he was coming.
"( )ther letters showed he had made
'mashes' on other girls at other places
and had evidently corresponded with
them. From the letters and their
tone, he certainly had winning ways
which captured the fair sex wherever
he went, despite the fact he had a
wife and two children near his old
home In Missouri."
The publication of the foregoing
will set agog some of our people, and
an Incessant effort will be put forth by
the eager ones to find out the name of
the girl who was so deeply In love
with an almost total stranger to her,
and whom she bad met perhaps but
two or three times. It is probably
best for the sake of her parents that
her name Is not revealed. The flirt
and masher la the ruination of many
young girls, and perhaps the death of
Norrls has saved many tears and a
broken hearted mother in Platts
mouth. Who knows?
CASS COUNTY REPUBLI
CANS IN CONVENTION
Name Delegates to Float Convention Pol
lard and Sheldon to Select Delegates.
The republicans of Cuss county met
liiconvcntlon Tuesday afternoon at the
Parmele theatre and proceeded to the
selection of delegates to the Moat con
vention, to be hel.l at Falls City. m the
it h of August.
The name of Geo. L. Sheldon or Ne
hawka was presented before the con
vention as a candidate for governor,
and hearily Indorsed by the ent ire as
sembly of delegates.
Congressman E. M. Pollard was In
dorsed unanimously. Both Shel
don and Pollard were Instructed to se
lect their own delegates to the state
and congressional conventions.
A committee on resolutions with
Hon. Orlando Tell t as chairman pre
pared the platform of the convention,
indorsing t tie administration of the
republican party and the nominees for
oliire from Cass county.
After the approval of the resolutions
by the convention, Hon. E. M. Pollard
made a. short address, which brought
forth much applause: Tills was follow
ed tiyan address by Hon. Geo. L. Shel
don, who clearly outlined the princi
ples that he has advocated and upon
which the railroads would be restrain
ed and checked. The speaker was en
thusiastically cheered throughout the
course of his remarks.
Music was furnished for t he occasion
by the city band, and appropriate
songs were rendered by a uartette
composed of Messrs. Twltchell, McEI
waln, White and Butler.
Death of Mis. James Prlvltt.
The Information was received at
this ollice Saturday, that Mrs,
James Prlvltt. aged about 10 years.
who resides on Wlnterstefn hill, died
that morning about lo o'clock after
an Illness of several weeks. The fam
ily lias been a very unfortunate one
the husband losing a limb last summer
in a threshing machine accident, and
has recently secured an artlllelal one,
thus being able to get enough work to
furnish sustenance for the the family
In which there are six children of
whom one Is an Infant.
At 2 o'clock Snnday afternoon the
funeral "of Mrs. James Prlvltt was
held at the Methodist church. The
services were conducted by Rev. Lyle
of Watson, Mo., assisted by Rev. J. K.
After the tinal sad ceremonies had
been concluded, the remains, accom
panied by the heart broken husband
and children, and friends, were con
veyed to the ak Hill cemetery for In
terment. The family, which came to Platts
mouth from Watson, Mo., about two
years ago, has been sorely ailllcted
with sickness, and misfortune - the
mother having six children to cure for,
besides her husband who lost a limb
about a year ago and has been unable
until recently to supply the family
with the necessities of I He. The fam
ily are now in destitute circumstances,
and deserve some kindly attention
from the people of this city.
A New Jail.
Every taxpayer in Cass county knows
that we need a new jail, and need It
badly. There are but very few people
In the county but who would be will
ing fot the county commissioners to
make amove In this direction. They
know the county needs a new up-to-date
bastile, one that would be a
credit to a rich county like Cass. There
is plenty of money In the treasury to
accomplish the work, and considerable
has been said about the. matter in the
past few days. The old. dilapidated
thing called a jail should be sold to
city for the use of city prisoners, and a
new one should be erected on the north
side of the court house, where the
county owns plenty of ground for this
purpose. Let's start the ball to roll
ing In the direction of a new iall. and
don't let up until we get It. Wc be
lieve the commissioners are ripe for
such a proposition to come before
them. Strike while the Iron Is hot.
Clenwood's Big Jollification.
The City Band departed about ha'I
past two o'clock Saturday afternoon for
Glenwood, Iowa, where they are en
gaged to play for the big jollliicatlon
over the dlclslon of the county scat
question in favor of Glenwood. They
expect to have a big time tonight, and
quite a number will be present from
Plattsmouth. It was a long, hitter
fight, and no doubt the people of Mill
county are glad the matter Is settled
as a great deal of 111 feeling has been
engendered inconsequence. Glenwood
has fought a good tight, and the vic
tory Is worthy of great rejoicing.
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